February 11, 2020

Champion of the First Amendment Award

Barbara Wall, former Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer of Gannett, was awarded the most prestigious award of the ABA Forum on Communications Law, for more than 40 years of dedicated service to the Media bar. The Forum will honor Wall with the “Champion of the First Amendment Award” on Friday, February 7, 2020, during the Forum’s 25th Annual Conference.

Barbara Wall, a true Champion of the First Amendment.

Co-sponsored by the Freedom Forum

Barbara Wall

Barbara Wall

The Freedom Forum’s mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

Established July 4, 1991, by founder Al Neuharth, the Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) foundation that advances First Amendment freedoms through initiatives that include the Religious Freedom Center, NewseumED, the Power Shift Project, the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, the Chips Quinn Scholars and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.

The Freedom Forum Institute’s affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University.

Freedom Forum

Freedom Forum